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    Letters to My Daughter: Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975

    R39,00
    Robert Menzies remains a towering figure in our political and cultural history. This collection of letters written to his only daughter, Heather, is brimful of warmth, love and humour, and provides a fascinating insight into one of our most influential Australians. 'As prime minister, Menzies strode the stage like a colossus ...here he is affectionate paterfamilias, supportive sibling, benevolent uncle.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Menzies was a very accomplished writer and the combination of geniality and acerbity is winning.' The Age 'The letters reveal an articulate and sensitive man who took great care in expressing himself through words. Letters not only provides a deeply personal study into Australia's most successful politician, but opens a window onto a world of politics - indeed a way of life - that no longer exists.' Herald Sun"

    Conversations with Myself

    R149,00 R290,00
    Nelson Mandela's book Conversations With Myself is an unprecedented and official portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, with a foreword by President Barack Obama

    The John Lennon Letters

    R199,00 R365,00
    The first-ever collection of the letters of John Lennon, a must-have for all fans of The Beatles.

    Letters to My Daughter: Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975

    R49,00 R371,67
    As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.

    Everest untold

    R200,00 R250,00
    Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.

    The Complete Michael Palin Diaries

    R399,00 R762,71
    All three of Michael Palin's bestselling diaries, covering 30 years from 1969 to 1998.

    Letters to the Midwife: Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife

    R99,00 R332,52
    Memories and stories from those who were inspired by the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE books. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer herself, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the family. Unabridged edition.

    Letters to the Midwife: Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife

    R79,00 R170,00
    Jennifer Worth's bestselling books not only inspired the BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE, but also a deluge of letters as readers shared their own stories. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the Worth family.

    Flame in the snow

    R280,00 R360,00
    In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literatureÆs most famous love affairs unfolds.

    Roughing it: 1820 Settlers in Their Own Words

    R255,00 R300,00
    Did you know the term "roughing it" comes from the 1820 settlers' tent village at Algoa Bay? Or that her new home "the most miserable country mentioned in the world?" This is the story of the 1820 settlers dramatic first three years in their own words - letters, journals and diaries tell of dangerous voyages and the establishment of farms in a harsh environment. a compelling narrative that moved.

    Daphne du Maurier: Letters from Menabilly Portrait of a Friendship

    R363,00
    A compilation of letters sent by Daphne du Maurier to her close friend Oriel Malet with further text by Oriel Malet linking and contextualizing the letters.

    Moonlight Flyer: Diary of a Second World War Navigator

    R500,00
    Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.

    A Leap of Faith: Going, Doing and Changing Ourselves and the World Around Us

    R400,00
    A book of letters written by a father to his sons, and to us, so we can find within our lives the power to create meaning, purpose and joy. It is a book especially suited to women and young people who have been locked out from their dreams. It is a book geared to empower people, freeing us to create unbelievable things by using what we have.

    Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life

    R158,00 R180,00
    Today before breakfast Sam had to empty the dishwasher and Will had to feed the cat. Sam: I hate emptying the dishwasher. MK: We all do, that's why we take turns. Will: I hate the cat. MK: We all do, that's why we take turns.

    Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

    R201,00 R230,00
    Writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations.

    Selected Letters

    R337,00 R385,00
    Offers an extensive selection of author's letters, arranged by subject so that you can choose from themes including social life, the Court, politics, literature, and the evolution of his Gothic castle and art and book collections at Strawberry Hill.